Astros over Nationals 7-5

Game Played on 5/13/2018 9:00 AM at Cool 1
Results were reported on 5/15/2018 1:04 PM
GameID: 16581

Pitching for Astros Pitching for Nationals
NameAgePitch Count
Colin Desruisseaux974
Timothy Donohoe913
NameAgePitch Count
Patrick Babola949
Joshua Curtis835
Cameron Espino935

It was a cool damp start to the day this past Sunday. The undefeated Nationals were set to take on the undefeated Astros in a Mother’s Day morning showdown on Coolidge 1, and it didn’t disappoint.

Two veteran pitchers were the story in this game. The Astros Colin Desruisseaux and the Nationals Patrick Babola made life difficult for the batters and set the stage for a close come from behind victory for one of the teams.  Colin would take the mound to start the game and make quick work of the first three batters he faced. A key defensive play by Brayden Mahoney who caught the fly ball and doubled up the man on first helped keep Colin’s pitch count to just 11 pitches. Not to be outdone Patrick would take the mound and retire three of the first four batters he faced. End of 1:  Astros 0 …Nationals 0

Inning two saw the same results with each pitcher retiring the three batters they faced all by way of the K. Patrick dazzled mixing the speeds of pitches while Colin methodically hit his target. End of 2: Astros 0 …Nationals 0

In the third things would change. Despite continually hitting the target Colin saw 7 different hitters register a hit beginning with Rishi Prasad followed by a triple for Kevin Lee. Other hot bats that inning included Cam Espino, Brendan Pimental, Josh Curtis, Patrick, and Logan Dipilato. Just like that the Nationals had a five-run lead. But the Astros wouldn’t go away quietly.  A few patient at bats followed by key hits from Tim Donohoe and Colin saw the Astros get three runs back heading into the fourth. End of three: Nationals 5 …Astros 3

Top four and back came Colin. Like he had done earlier in the day he made quick work of the Nationals hitters retiring the side on just 11 pitches. Bottom four and here come the Astros. Brayden lead things off with a single followed by hits from Ryan Lee, Parker Mulryan and Colin leading to a four run fourth. End of four: Astros 7 …Nationals 5

The fifth inning would play out the way the first few innings did. Colin and Cam Espino would retire the opposition without surrendering a run.  End of five Astros 7 …Nationals 5

With time left… on to the sixth inning we go.  Tim Donohoe was now on in relief looking for his first save of the year. Tim retired the side and the game was over: Astros 7 …Nationals 5

What an awesome game by both teams. This game had it all, pitching, hitting and plays made in the field. Best of luck to both teams the rest of the way.